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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

2 BR/2BA Beachfront Condo Just 50' From The Ocean At The Boca Grande Club

40 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom beachfront condo is a ground floor, corner unit that offers quick and easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in America. There are only 2 floors in this building and 16 units in total so the building and it's location are ideal for a quiet, relaxing vacation.

With beaches just 50' away the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean are right at the back doorstep. Facing west, the property gets all day sun and spectacular sunsets throughout the year.

The master bedroom has a high profile king bed, multiple sets of 100% cotton sheets and a connecting master bathroom. Glass sliding windows into a lanai provide wonderful outside views. The 2nd bedroom has twin beds, a wall mounted flatscreen TV and an adjacent bathroom. The kitchen has been recently updated and is fully equipped with all cooking and eating utensils. Just off the kitchen is a sitting area, with sliding glass doors facing the tennis courts, which provides a great place to enjoy a morning coffee. The living room is spacious with a wall mounted 42 inch Sony flatscreen TV, a DVD player and full HD programming. Secure, high speed Wireless Internet service is provided throughout the unit.

The screened-in, open-air lanai faces the Gulf and is a really nice place to relax and have drinks at the end of a day. A westerly exposure not only provides great sunsets but there is quite commonly a gentle on-shore breeze that is really refreshing. Vegetation and wildlife just outside the lanai are uniquely southern. Turtles can be seen traipsing around the property almost daily, dolphin sightings are common and occasionally manatees can be seen, which are incredibly large, but gentle, sea cows.

The unit comes with a washer/dryer, central AC with an accessible thermostat and humidity control, several variable speed ceiling fans for enhanced air circulation, a dining table for 6, a communal gas BBQ and a table and chair set on an outside deck facing the ocean which is a really nice place for lunch when the weather is not too hot.

The property is part of the Boca Grande Club which is a gated, 62 acre private residential community on the Gulf side of Gasparilla island. Amenities offered include the 'Upper Deck' restaurant, a more formal 'Clubhouse' restaurant at beach level, 3 pools with complimentary towel service, a 'Tiki Bar', beach chaises and umbrellas around each of the pools and along the beaches, poolside lunch and drink service, an expanded and very popular fitness facility, 8 clay tennis courts, 2 tennis pros 'in-season' offering organized drills and matches throughout the week, a small retail tennis shop and a spacious Library/Quiet Room that has books, a TV, comfortable couches and a piano for those times when guests prefer a little 'out of the way' quiet time.

Programs offered at the Club include Yoga, Aquatics, Zumba, Bridge and Circuit Training. Bicycles and golf carts can be rented which are both excellent ways to explore the island.

Boca Grande (formally known as Gasparilla Island) is located off the southwest coast of Florida, north of Naples and south of Sarasota. It is part of the 'barrier chain' of islands that includes Sanibel and Captiva. Connected to mainland by a short, tolled ($6) causeway, what makes Boca Grande unique are it's miles of beaches and it's tranquil, relaxed, Old Florida feel: no highrises, no malls, no traffic lights, and no neon signs. Despite it's small size, the town on the island is charming with excellent shopping and several very good restaurants.

This is a higher end island with property values ranging from $400,000 up to $15 Million. The unit, the Club, and the island offer privacy, relaxation and rejuvenation....a fantastic vacation get away.

Keywords: Beachfront Condo

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Why The Owner chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We live in a large North American city where dealing with traffic, stress and frustration is a part of daily life. Boca Grande is at the opposite end of the stress spectrum, the antidote to big city living. The ocean, the beaches, the people and even the vegetation promote relaxation and a refreshingly slow pace.

Prior to buying on Boca we'd looked and stayed at a number of Florida locations. We concluded that the east coast of Florida was much busier than we wanted, that Naples and Sarasota, despite their beauty, were too much like the city and that Longboat Key and Sanibel and Captiva islands, while closer to what we were looking for, just seemed that much bigger and busier than what Boca Grande had to offer.

Boca is a very 'upscale' island, and though we really like is it's 'Old Florida' feel (which we find very appealing) we really appreciate that the island has all of the conveniences of modern living including some great restaurants.

We're pretty active people and while Boca gives us the opportunity to run, go to the gym, play tennis, golf, fish or go boating, it also gives us the opportunity to spend hours at the beach walking, reading or simply lying in the sun.....which are all pretty nice alternatives.

What makes this condo unique

The first thing we do when we arrive in Boca and the last thing we do before we leave is to walk the beaches. Regarded as some the best beaches in America, they are truly spectacular.

The walk to the beach from our place takes about a minute. If we turn right when we get there, we can walk for about an hour until the beach 'runs out' at a private residence's boat dock. And if we turn left, it takes a couple of hours to effectively walk all the way to town. We've only ever done that once and the bottoms of our feet hurt for days.

Dolphins are a reasonably frequent occurrence on our beach walks and manatees, which are large, spectacular sea animals, can be seen just off the shoreline on very special occasions.

Boca is also known as the 'tarpon capital of the world'. Tarpon are reputedly one of the best sporting fish there are. Weighing in at 100-200 lbs they put up 'fights' that when caught are pretty thrilling. We're not 'fisher people' but we've arranged to do this several times over the years with some of the island captains and the experience has always been pretty exciting. It's all 'catch and release' so these magnificent creatures are thrown back just after being caught.

Reviews

5
based on 40 traveler reviews

2 BR/2BA Beachfront Condo Just 50' From The Ocean At The Boca Grande Club
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews
5

Relaxing Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful week at this beautiful condo. We have been visiting various places in Florida in search of a beach community to eventually retire to. We can look no more. We fell in love with this island.

The condo is exactly as described: clean, well stocked, tastefully decorated and steps from the beach. The beach is seven miles long and is fantastic for walking, shelling and swimming. The town itself is quaint with no high rises or chain restaurants.

The owner was extremely helpful and readily available. The booklet of restaurant recommendations provided was great and you can't go wrong choosing from the list.

Since the kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, silverware, and pots and pans, we bought groceries off island to prepare some of our meals and allow for more beach time. Unlike other places, there were plenty of FREE beach chairs and umbrellas and you can use them from dawn until dusk. Late afternoons on the beach were the best for us.

We would definitely recommend this place - you won't be disappointed !

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Owner Speaks the Truth

  • 5 of 5

This condo is exactly the way described: Bright, roomy, clean, easy stroll to the beach and the Club, ocean sunsets from the screen porch/living room/master bedroom. Ten minutes to the quaint Village for shops, restaurants, groceries. The Owner is compulsive and makes sure you arrive safely and you are pleased with your stay (you will be informed of what to expect and how to work the modern amenities). -- and the Club complements the rest!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO
5

Great condo and club; great experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter, and I have vacationed in Boca Grande many times and have stayed in three or four different locations. We just spent another great week in Mack’s condo at the Boca Grande Club. The location is fabulous and the Club is all that could be wanted for a weeklong stay. The unit provides super views, especially the sunsets (e.g. we had four or five awesome sunsets in the nine days we stayed there). We had perfect weather during the entire stay (low 80s and sunny), and the beach was busy and beautiful. As mentioned in other reviews, the condo is beautifully appointed and all necessities and several “niceties” are provided. The owner is a great host and is very informative and helpful. He has provided a detailed “guide book” in the unit, with many helpful suggestions for dining, activities, etc.

The description and the reviews for this unit are all accurate, informative, and not overstated. Overall, we highly recommend this condo and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best 60th birthday and vacation imaginable.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in a row coming back here and we could not believe we would enjoy it even more. The owner Mack is a very accommodating and wonderful host, thank you Mack! The condo is comfortable and nicely decorated. The beach is beautiful and just steps away. There is shopping and plenty of restaurants on the island and everybody was friendly. You can not beat the sunsets and Manny at the Tiki bar is a hoot. We HIGHLY recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maine
5

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very clean and had everything we needed. It matched the description and the host was very helpful with great suggestions. Beautiful location. We were very happy.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Island Oasis Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this fabulous end unit condo for our 21st Anniversary. The condo was perfectly situated. We especially enjoyed the large lanai, morning and evening walks on the beach, collecting shells (there are so many!!), Manny and the Tiki bar (he makes the best Piña Coladas) the pool, and believe it or not - the quiet. (August is slow season here, so many on island stores and restaurants were closed or limited hours) We explored the island and even saw a manatee and many dolphins at the fishing pier!! We went off island too - we ate at Lock and Key in Englewood which was very good, (Manny suggested) we visited their beaches - although, I must say I like the island beach better. We also visited Mote Aquarium and Research lab in Sarasota and the bird sanctuary nearby. Other than that, we stayed on the island, it was an oasis. We did have dinner at the club restaurant one night and the food was excellent however the atmosphere was a little too proper for us..lol But we enjoyed our stay immensely. This condo has everything you can need, from appliances, right down to a blow dryer! Mack, the owner was wonderful to work with, and even left us a bottle of wine and a bag of Starbucks coffee, such a lovely gesture! It was definitely home away from home and we are already talking about our return trip next year! Thank you Mack for sharing your wonderful condo with us! Dee and Eric

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gasparilla Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July - October 2016
Jul 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,870
 
 
November 2016 - January 2017
Nov 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,992
 
 
February - April 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,990
 
 
May - July 2017
May 1 2017 - Jul 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
July - October 2017
Jul 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
November 2017 -January 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

The Boca Grande Club charges guests $50/family/week (where a family is a couple or a couple with unmarried kids under age 21) for a Temporary Club Membership which provides for use of the Club's facilities including the pools, tennis courts, fitness centre, beach chaises and beach umbrellas. For additional couples or individuals the charge is $10/week.

All major credit cards are accepted.
Payment terms are 50% on Booking and 50% 60 days before arrival.

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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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